The roots of a tree cannot be seen, but they are of the greatest importance for growth and prosperity. The roots are the solid foundation on which the tree stands, the foundation. A whole network is formed that spreads deeper and deeper in several directions underground. , When I go for a walk in the forest I see a lot of huge, big trees. Many are strong and steadfast in any weather. Storm, hot or cold weather, cannot harm them, nothing can bring them down so quickly. To be so strong, the tree needs deep roots that extend far into the earth. Through these roots, it absorbs the nutrients and water that it needs to grow.
When I transfer that to my life, I realize how important are the roots in which I am founded . Just as the roots of the tree form more and more branches over time, so it is in my life.
Where am i rooted What holds me?
- The environment – the place where I grew up and the place where I live today
- my parents’ house, my family values that i learned, positive and negative experiences
- my family, husband, children
- Experiences I’ve had
- faith in God – be at home in God
- spiritual family
It is important and very helpful and instructive for me to take a closer look at where I took root in my life. In this way I can get to know myself better, understand my own behavior and thinking patterns, let go of what is not good and stretch myself out and go deeper, like the roots of the tree, and thereby continue to grow and produce new fruit.
I personally want to habe my roots more and more in the love of God, a love that exceeds everything. A love that is so profound that I can go deeper in it all my life and yet I will never fully understand it. I am protected and anchored in his love. It guides me through every storm . I want to keep growing towards him, his presence is my home, where I am safe. I am not a single root, but a network of roots together with my brothers and sisters. In his love we are a community and together we are strong. As soon as a forest consists of several trees that strengthen each other, we also need each other.
“You believe in the message that has been announced to you and have placed yourself under Jesus Christ as the Lord. That is why all your behavior should be directed at him! Be rooted in him, build your life on him do not let go from what you have been taught. You cannot thank Him enough for what God has given you! —Colossians 2: 6-7 “
” So that Christ may have his place in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and based in love, may have strength to see with all the saints how wide and long and high and deep it is, and to have knowledge of the love of Christ which is outside all knowledge, so that you may be made complete as God himself is complete. Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us. To him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations for ever and ever. So be it.”
Poem by Herrmann Traub:
I want to be as strong as a tree.
Nothing should knock me down so quickly
what gets in my way.
I want to be as firm as a tree.
Nothing should put me off so quickly
from my decisions.
Much stronger than a tree
can be your trust.
Much firmer than a tree
can be your decisions
if you rely on the Lord
who made heaven and earth.
What i wish you (Jörg Zink)
Not that you are the most beautiful tree that stands on this earth.
Not that you shine year after year from flowers on every branch.
But that every now and then a branch breaks open,
that every now and then something beautiful succeeds, a word of love finds a heart,
I wish you.
Not that you grow as tall as a tree, so strong and motionless.
But that you look up now and then where the crowns are and the sky.
That you stop and stop running.
That you learn to stand and grow like a tree.
Because you are not there.
You have the strength in you that is also in the tree:
The power to grow.
You are still called to something.
Stand still. look up
and feel the power from God
that wants to grow in you.
I do not wish you
that you are “free” and without people alone in the wide country.
I wish you friends, helpful and disturbing,
those that you need and those that need you.
I wish you,
that you find a hold like an ivy, on a firm trunk,
and have the strength to be a tribe for those you are supposed to carry